The Elton Buell Family: One of the Oldest Family Names in Hebron
The name “Buell” has been in Hebron for centuries. One of those was Elton Buell, who lived on Gilead Street and had inherited a successful saw mill operation from his father. He married Grace Denslow Lyman, the daughter of George Lyman.
Elton and Grace’s story is one of love, tragedy and triumph; the George Lyman diaries give a vivid portrayal of Elton and Grace’s life together. Their story was recently published in Hebron/Marlborough Life.Elton’s granddaughter, Dorothy Ann Ganter Giglio, has carefully preserved much of the Buell and Lyman family history, and recently donated a number of documents and artifacts to the Hebron Historical Society.
It is through contributions such as Dorothy’s that the Society is able to share Hebron history.